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Issue Number 186            September 7, 2000

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. The Spring/Summer 2000 issue of NEEDLE TIPS has been mailed and is available on the web!
  2. What's in the latest issue of NEEDLE TIPS?

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September 7, 2000
THE SPRING/SUMMER ISSUE OF "NEEDLE TIPS" HAS BEEN MAILED AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB

The Spring/Summer 2000 issue of "NEEDLE TIPS and the Hepatitis B Coalition News" is now available on the Immunization Action Coalition's website (all 28 pages). Hard copies were mailed over the last few weeks.

You can download the entire issue of NEEDLE TIPS from the web or choose to view selected articles from the publication's table of contents below. There are three different ways to download NEEDLE TIPS or its featured articles.

To view a table of contents with links to the text versions (HTML format) of individual articles, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/index.htm

To view a table of contents with links to the camera-ready versions (PDF format) of individual articles, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/index2.htm

To download a camera-ready copy (PDF format) of the entire Spring/Summer 2000 issue (919,619 bytes), go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/n23.pdf

WARNING: The PDF format of the entire publication is a very large file andsome printers are unable to print a file of this size. For some helpful tips on downloading and printing PDF files, click here: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/tips.htm
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September 7, 2000
WHAT'S IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF "NEEDLE TIPS"?

The Spring/Summer 2000 issue of NEEDLE TIPS is packed full of new and practical immunization information you can use and distribute to clinicians and patients. The list printed below summarizes the features in this new issue.

Remember, all the materials created by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), including NEEDLE TIPS, are camera-ready and copyright free unless otherwise noted.

All items published in NEEDLE TIPS are reviewed for technical accuracy by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the exception of opinion pieces written by non-CDC authors.

To view and/or download any of the following items, click on the highlighted link below.

  1. "Ask the Experts."
    CDC immunization expert William Atkinson, MD, MPH, answers immunization questions. CDC hepatitis experts Harold Margolis, MD, and Linda Moyer, RN, answer hepatitis questions.
       
    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 174,717 bytes), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/exprt23.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/exprt23.htm
        
  2. "Letters to the Editor."
    Rhode Island adult coalition says IAC print materials integral to success! A physician remembers tragedies of vaccine-preventable disease.
       
    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 29,992 bytes), click here: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/letter23.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/letter23.htm
              
  3. "Be as Sure as You Can Be! Give Babies Hepatitis B Vaccine at Birth"
    by Harold S. Margolis, MD, Chief, Hepatitis Branch, CDC.
       
    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 25,717 bytes), click here: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/besure23.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/besure23.htm
             
  4. "Vaccine Highlights."
    Check out the latest recommendations and schedules as well as important vaccine news.
       
    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 68,316 bytes), click here: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/vaccin23.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/vaccin23.htm
         
  5. Revised! "Screening Questionnaire for Adult Immunization"
    June 2000. This updated questionnaire helps health professionals determine whether their adult patients need vaccines.
       
    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 34,916 bytes), click here: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065scr.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065scr.htm
               
  6. Revised! "Summary of Rules for Childhood Immunization."
    This table combines the recommendations for childhood immunization onto two concise pages.
        
    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 56,350 bytes), click here: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/rules1.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n17/rules1.htm
         
  7. "Vaccine Myths."
    Highlights of a chapter from VACCINES: WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW by Paul A. Offit, MD, and Louis M. Bell, MD (1999). This copyrighted excerpt is reprinted with the permission of the publisher.
        
    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 95,472 bytes), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/myths23.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/myths23.htm
            
  8. "Juggling Immunization Information?"
    A one-page flyer on important immunization web resources.
        
    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 77,032 bytes), click here: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/iminfo23.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/juggle.htm
        
  9. "Unprotected People: Infant dies of fulminant hepatitis B, 1999." Read about the devastating consequences of a vaccine-preventable disease and learn how to make sure such tragedies don't happen again.
       
    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 21,968 bytes), click here: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/story23.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/story23.htm
       
  10. Revised! "Labor and Delivery Unit and Nursery Unit Guidelines to Prevent HBV Transmission."
    Reviewed for technical accuracy by CDC and dated July 2000.
          
    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 25,036 bytes), click here: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/guide23.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2130.htm
            
  11. "What's Your State Doing?"
    A one-page table of 1999 U.S. immunization rates as well as a list of mandates state by state for hepatitis B and varicella vaccines. Includes dates of implementation for these laws.

    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 27,990 bytes), go to: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n20/state20.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n20/state20.htm
             
  12. "What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations? Part II."
    Adapted from an article by the National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this piece looks at the disappearance of deadly diseases and how continued immunization can keep them from returning.
         
    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 73,566 bytes), click here: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/stop23.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/stop23.htm
           
  13. "New! "Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) (Interim)" July 18, 2000.
          
    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 76,987 bytes), click here: http://www.immunize.org/vis/pnPCV7.pdf
         
  14. "National Resources."
    Where to get immunization and hepatitis B print materials, videos, and more.

    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 31,756 bytes), click here: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/resour23.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/resour23.htm
         
  15. "Need Help?"
    Call your immunization, hepatitis, and VFC coordinators at your state health departments. This is a list of telephone numbers for all state and U.S. jurisdiction coordinators.
         
    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 25,187 bytes), click here: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/coord18.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n18/coord18.htm
         
  16. "Coalition Catalog: Immunization and hepatitis B videos, brochures, etc." Order one, make copies!
          
    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 147,346 bytes), click here: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/catalg1.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n17/catalg1.htm
              
  17. "Letter from the Executive Director."
    It's the Immunization Action Coalition's 10th anniversary!
     
           
    For a camera-ready version (PDF format, 43,698 bytes), click here: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/back23.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), click here:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n23/back23.htm
 

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